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Republic of Paraguay

Motto: "Paz y justicia" (Spanish)
"Peace and justice"
Anthem: 
Himno Nacional Paraguayo  (Spanish)
Location of Paraguay (dark green) in South America (grey)
Location of Paraguay (dark green)

in South America (grey)

Location of Paraguay
Capital
and largest city
Asunción
25°16′S57°40′W / 25.267°S 57.667°W / -25.267; -57.667
Official languages
Ethnic groups
(2016[1])
Religion
(2018)[2]
96.1% Christianity
—88.3% Roman Catholic
—7.8% Other Christian
2.6% No religion
0.4% Other religions
0.8% No answer
Demonym(s)Paraguayan
Guaraní (colloquial)[3]
GovernmentUnitarydominant-partypresidentialrepublic
Mario Abdo Benítez
Hugo Velázquez
LegislatureCongress
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Independence from Spain
• Declared
14 May 1811
• Recognized
25 November 1842
24 October 1945
Area
• Total
406,757 km2 (157,050 sq mi) (60th)
• Water (%)
2.6
Population
• 2020 estimate
7,292,672[4] (104th)
• Density
17.93/km2 (46.4/sq mi) (210th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$101.075 billion[4] (90th)
• Per capita
$15,030 (96th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$44.557 billion[4] (94th)
• Per capita
$6,230[4] (94th)
Gini (2018)46.2[5]
high
HDI (2018)Increase 0.728[6]
high · 98th
CurrencyGuaraní (PYG)
Time zoneUTC–4 (PYT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC–3 (PYST)
Driving sideright
Calling code+595
ISO 3166 codePY
Internet TLD.py
  1. Mixed European and Amerindian.

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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